Postfeminism In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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Chapter- 1 Alice Walker’s explosive epistolary novel which made her the first African American woman writer to win Pulitzer Prize. The Color Purple discuss the issues of wife abuse, incest, lesbianism, suppression, and dehumanization. The protagonist of the novel, Celie writes letter to God, Nettie to her sister Celie and vice versa. The letters disclose the injustice women suffering from men in United States and in Africa. This novel accounts Celie’s development from a dependent, conquered personality to an independent, liberated woman with purpose and determination. The novel is without its controversial aspects, and the film adaption directed by Steven Spielberg in 1985 intensified the controversy which is a characteristic of Postfeminism. The themes of this novel supports the aspect of Postfeminism. They are suggested concepts around which fictional works of literature revolve. The main themes of The Color Purple are female authorities, female narrative voice, female acquaintances, and vehemence. Female authorities is Walker’s manner of portraying women’s space. She set free Sofia from passivity, making her to face…show more content…
The letters of Nettie which was hidden by Celie’s husband in the trunk is discovered with the help of Shug Avery. These letters where the resource that Celie learned about her past and the children of her which was impregnated by her stepfather where alive and not dead. The mean of her life was understood by Celie and the new courage in her started to bloom. She started to improve the skill to blend her feelings and humiliate by herself. She explode against her husband with blending all her courage for his cruelty and his heartless behaviour. She represents as a perfect icon of Postfeminism who stood against the injustice happening to the women of the patriarchal
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